• Housing Week

    Housing Week

Who We Are:

Bellingham Housing Authority is a local government agency that serves approximately 3,000 homes housing over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to provide needed housing in our community. Some people we serve are:

  • Low-Income Families
  • Elderly People
  • People with Disabilities
  • Working families in need of affordable housing

BHA is governed by a Board of Commissioners.


Our Mission:

Our mission is to offer opportunities for people to thrive by ensuring access to quality, affordable homes.

Our Vision: 

Every person has the opportunity to live in a safe, secure, affordable home.


  • Housing Programs

    Information about our housing programs, how to apply and waiting list information.


  • Properties

    Information on properties owned or managed by the BWCHA.


  • Landlords

    Are you interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 landlord?


  • Public Comment

    Your input counts!  Please check our current 'Requests for Comment'.



The Annual Whatcom Housing Week is October 21 - 25.

Join us for a series of events that build awareness and support for innovative housing solutions to create diverse, vibrant, healthy homes for everyone.

Sunday, 10/21 from 11am to 5pm, Walton Place One and Two, and the Laube Hotel will be featured in an ‘art walk’ style self-guided tour of downtown housing. 

Monday, 10/22 from 5:30 to 7pm we are presenting ‘Demystifying the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8): An overview of Facts, Fiction, and Benefits’.

BHA is also co-hosting a workshop Monday from 9:30 to 11am on the new state Landlord Mitigation Program.

More information can be found at:


housing week

The following waiting list will be open to pre-applications for targeted households on

October 1, 2018 at 9:30 am. 

City of Bellingham Housing for Seniors (age 55+)

2-Bedroom Project-Based Vouchers


Pre-applications can be submitted online through this link.

Applications will only be accepted for households who meet Bellingham Housing Authority’s subsidy standards for a 2-bedroom unit.  For more information, or if assistance with the application process is needed, please visit the Bellingham Housing Authority at 208 Unity Street in Bellingham, WA or call (360) 676-6887



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